Industry 4.0: Accelerating Automation & Digital Design in the Plastics Industry

Industry 4.0: Accelerating Automation & Digital Design in the Plastics Industry

Improvements in digitization and automation have revolutionized plastics manufacturing. Find out how new technology is spurring growth in this market, and where room exists for potential future gains.


The Roofing Industry Goes to Washington

The Roofing Industry Goes to Washington

Today begins the National Roofing Contractors Association's first-ever Roofing Day summit, and current events are sure to feature prominently in talks on Capitol Hill. Find out which headline-worthy news items one Freedonia analyst expects to dominate discussions.


RHI/Magnesita Merger Upheaves Global Refractories Industry

RHI/Magnesita Merger Upheaves Global Refractories Industry

A mega-merger between two refractories market leaders has major implications for the rest of the industry. Find out who stands to win - and lose - the most from this deal.

  Industry Studies      Metals      Minerals & Glass    

3 Bottled Water Trends Stoking Plastic Caps & Closures Demand

3 Bottled Water Trends Stoking Plastic Caps & Closures Demand

Bottled water is rising in popularity worldwide, leading to brisk growth in the global caps and closures industry. Find out how evolving consumer preferences are impacting this market, and why all bottled water is not created equal.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers    

5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Market Research

5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Market Research

Just as technology has changed the way we live our everyday lives, so too has it permanently reshaped the market research landscape. Check out these 5 ways innovations in technology have spurred market researchers to adapt.

  Industry Studies    

Eco-Friendly Insulation: 4 Alternatives to Fiberglass

Eco-Friendly Insulation: 4 Alternatives to Fiberglass

A trend toward green building products has given eco-friendly insulation room to grow. Check out the 4 materials that are best suited for use as an alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation.


Rise of E-Commerce Spurs Gains for Protective Packaging

Rise of E-Commerce Spurs Gains for Protective Packaging

With brick-and-mortar retailers under pressure from online competitors like Amazon, e-commerce is changing the way consumers shop for both specialty goods and, increasingly, everyday essentials. Find out how protective packaging stands to benefit strongly from this trend going forward.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Electric Vehicles Poised to Shock Automotive Lubricants Industry in Long Term

Electric Vehicles Poised to Shock Automotive Lubricants Industry in Long Term

Government-led programs aimed at incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles could mean slippery conditions ahead for automotive lubricant manufacturers worldwide. Find out which countries are leading the charge toward electric vehicle adoption, and what surprising perks they're offering.

  Automotive & Transport      Chemicals      Industry Studies    

The Robot in the Room: Automated Air Purifiers

The Robot in the Room: Automated Air Purifiers

Smart technology has made it easier than ever to maintain indoor air purity. Find out which user-friendly features are expected to propel gains for consumer air treatment systems through 2021 and beyond.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Three Reasons Your Food Packaging Matters

Three Reasons Your Food Packaging Matters

Americans love takeout. But oftentimes that takeout means a whole lot of trash, from cartons to clamshells to utensils. Check out these three reasons why design and technology innovations in foodservice single-use products have made it worth giving those empty to-go containers a second glance.

  Industry Studies      Packaging